Ministry of Advanced Education
Have your say on quality post-secondary education
VICTORIA – The Ministry of Advanced Education wants to hear your ideas on enhancing quality assurance at B.C.’s public and private universities, colleges and institutes.
As part of the BC Jobs Plan announced in September 2011 the Province committed to expanding and strengthening post-secondary quality assurance to ensure domestic and international students receive the best education and experience possible.
While the high quality of B.C.’s post-secondary institutions is recognized around the world and is attracting record numbers of domestic and international students, the rapid growth and diversification in post-secondary education and increased internationalization of the sector require that quality assurance processes are adapted and reinforced.
Students, parents, employers and others with interest and/or experience in the post-secondary system are encouraged to visit the BC Jobs Plan website at http://engage.bcjobsplan.ca and enter into the conversation by answering the following:
What does a high quality post-secondary education mean to you and how will you know you received one?
Your experiences and comments, along with input from post-secondary institutions and stakeholders will be used to inform and improve the existing system. Clear, transparent standards for all post-secondary institutions will assure students that they are receiving the quality education, skills and credentials they need to succeed.
You can learn more about quality assurance, how it is applied across B.C.’s post-secondary system and the changes that are being considered at: http://www.aved.gov.bc.ca/education_quality_assurance/docs/public_qa.pdf
Minister of Advanced Education
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